Master of Business Administration























 

Assessment Report, 2015-2016

COBA, Business Administration (Masters)

Assessment Identifiers


College / School
College of Business Administration (COBA)

Department
College of Business Administration (COBA)

Program / Major / Certificate
Masters of Business Administration (MBAP)

Assessment Coordinator(s)
Stephanie Bradl

Has there been a change to the Assessment Coordinator(s) since the last assessment plan?
No

Person(s) responsible for writing and/or submitting this report:
Stephanie Bradl

Program Mission Statement


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to prepare students for careers in management and leadership in both the private and public sectors. Students acquire a comprehensive foundation in the functional areas of business, the global environment in which they will function, and the analytical tools for intelligent and ethical decision making.

Has this mission statement been revised since the last plan?
No

 

PSLOs

 

1.           Ethical Awareness: Students will be able to demonstrate awareness of and appropriate decision making skills for all shareholders.

2.           Communication and Technology: Students will be able to produce a coherent written statement and oral presentation of the analysis of a complex business issue.

3.           Professional Competence: Students will acquire the broad-based knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their professional goals. These skills include, but are not limited to: financial theories, analysis, reporting and markets; the creation of value through production and distribution; statistical analysis and management sciences as they support decision-making; and information technology as it facilitates change in organizational structure, management practice work processes, and the roles of individuals.

4.           Critical Thinking: Students will be able to use analytical and decision-making skills in problem solving. These skills may be demonstrated by the ability of students to (a) identify, define, and analyze a business problem; (b) identify relevant facts and determine causes; (c) apply knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances through a conceptual understanding of the relevant disciplines; (d) creatively formulate alternative courses of action and/or solutions; (e) explain the basis of the choice; and (f) plan and communicate the implementation of that choice to others.

5.           Diversity Awareness: COBA students will be able to incorporate the cultural diversity dimensions into the analysis of a business problem, and demonstrate the impact of these dimensions on organizational and societal outcomes..

6.           Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a group.

 

LINK TO: Assessment Report, 2015-2016 Supporting Documents


 

Assessment Results (PSLOs)

 

 

SSU Strategic Plan Goal

PSLO

Semester

Professor

Courses

Assessment Artifacts and Instruments

Target Levels

Results and Analysis of Results

Actions in Response to Results

Academic Engagement and Achievement

1. Ethical Awareness: Students will be able to demonstrate awareness of and appropriate decision making skills for all shareholders.

Spring 2016

Wu, J

MBAP 6091 Strategic Management

Case study Ethical Awareness rubric

Class will score a rubric average ≥ 3

TARGET MET Mean = 3.74 No changes needed.

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2016-2017 academic year: No action needed due to program meeting expectations.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

2. Communication and Technology: Students will be able to produce a coherent written statement and oral presentation of the analysis of a complex business issue.

Fall 2015 & Spring 2016

Korovyakovaskaya

MBAP 6041 Organizational Theory & Behavior

Oral presentation Oral Communication Rubric

Class will score a rubric average ≥ 3

TARGET 1 MET Mean = 4.95 No changes needed.

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2016-2017 academic year: TARGETS 1 & 2: No action needed due to program meeting expectations.

Spring 2016

Wu, J

MBAP 6091 Strategic Management

Case study Written Communication Rubric

TARGET 2 MET Mean = 4.05 No changes needed.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

3. Professional Competence: Students will acquire the broad-based knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their professional goals. These skills include, but are not limited to: financial theories, analysis, reporting and markets; the creation of value through production and distribution; statistical analysis and management sciences as they support decision-making; and information technology as it facilitates change in organizational structure, management practice work processes, and the roles of individuals.

Spring 2016

Wu, J

MBAP 6091 Strategic Management

MBAP Exit Exam - Answer Key

Class will score a mean ≥ 50 (50%)

TARGET MET Mean = 52.4%

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2016-2017 academic year: While student scores are far higher for the in house test than the ETS, which shows the test is more aligned with the curriculum, there is still room for improvement. Faculty will submit additional questions to eliminate a static test.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

4. Critical Thinking: Students will be able to use analytical and decision-making skills in problem solving. These skills may be demonstrated by the ability of students to (a) identify, define, and analyze a business problem; (b) identify relevant facts and determine causes; (c) apply knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances through a conceptual understanding of the relevant disciplines; (d) creatively formulate alternative courses of action and/or solutions; (e) explain the basis of the choice; and (f) plan and communicate the implementation of that choice to others.

Fall 2015

Toney

MBAP 6051 Managerial Economics

Case study Critical Thinking rubric

Class will score a rubric average ≥ 3

TAREGT MET Mean = 3.51 No changes needed.

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2016-2017 academic year: No action needed due to program meeting expectations.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

6. Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a group.

Fall 2015

Cannonier

MBAP 6902 Organizational Leadership

Group project Teamwork rubric

Class will score a rubric average ≥ 3

TARGET 1 MET Mean = 4.7 No changes needed

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2016-2017 academic year: No action needed due to program meeting expectations.


 

Assessment Results (POs)

SSU Strategic Plan Goal

PO Goal

Enabling Strategies

Measures

Targets

Results and Analysis of Results

Actions in Response to Results

Academic Engagement and Achievement

Increase total enrollment

a.Visit Upper Division courses

b. Attend Open House events

Blackboard Analytics

Graduate enrollment of 30.

TARGET MET

Enrollment for year 2015 2016 totaled 32

Target exceeded by 2 students

OVERALL: TARGET MET

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2016-2017 academic year: Exceeded target. No action necessary.

Increase graduation rates

a. MBA Office taking more active role in advisement

b. More careful attention regarding course scheduling to ensure program completion

Blackboard Analytics

Graduate at least 10 MBA students annually.

TARGET MET

Graduated 11 MBA Students for 2015- 2016

Target exceeded by 1 student

OVERALL: TARGET MET

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2016-2017 academic year: Exceeded target. No action necessary.

Course Scheduling

a. Offer classes more consistently

b. Increase the number of offered MBA courses per semester

c.  Align course scheduling in relation to program completion

Banner

Offer a minimum of 4 MBA classes per semester

TARGET MET

Four courses or more were offered in each semester in 2015-2016

OVERALL: TARGET MET

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2016-2017 academic year: Met target. No action necessary.

 

Generate Materials for Community Awareness of MBA Program

a.  Increase print advertisements in Savannah Magazines and Savannah Morning News

b.  Create promotional literature

c.   Utilize local media news source for TV ad campaign

Promotional materials tally

Begin planning now for phase 1 of implementation in AY 2016-2017

TARGET MET

2 Promotional materials were designed; implementation plan composed

 

OVERALL: TARGET MET

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2016-2017 academic year: Ad campaign is in planning stage and will be continued into AY 2016-2017 within the program.

The program will develop a new goal to increase total enrollment by at least 10% per academic year for AY 2016-2017.